Has your Computing, or any other subject that you lead, Questionnaire been sent out to parents yet? I would wager a large stake that the question, “I am aware of what my child is learning in their Computing sessions” is features on it. I would wager a slightly smaller stake that the majority of parents […]Read more "What is my child learning in their Computing sessions? Digitally, you keep everyone informed."
At Highover, teachers have release time every other half term. On that half term they get one hour 1:1 training with Martin, a member of my DE Team. Google Docs and utilising it as a collaborative tool formed a major part of their training in a past half term. John Rogan, a Highover Year 4 […]Read more "Highover Year 4 collaborate with Google Docs"
The cloud is ubiquitous. Never before has the internet been so powerful and so much reliant upon it. It is not just a means of sharing information for an audience to access although nothing still does this as successfully. It is now a means of getting audiences and authors to create together, in real-time, at […]Read more "Case Study: Google solution for school wanting to embrace the cloud"
Who remembers ‘Layered targets’? You know, the must, should and could’s. Originally these were issued to inspire self-motivation. To get children to push themselves by tackling the must then, when completed, to move on to the should and could rather than sit back and celebrate the first success. Initially a good thought. Though, as with […]Read more "Assessment Rubrics to reinforce Home/ School Learning Support Partnership"
Dylan Wiliam is Deputy Director and Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London. Formerly of King’s College London, Dylan was a co-author of Inside the Black Box – a seminal publication on the role of assessment as a formative element in learning. Quoted from: http://www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk/resourcesandcpd/biographies/biogdylanwiliam.asp In his book entitled Embedded Formative Assessment, […]Read more "Wiliam’s Formative assessment approach and my implementation of it"
Google Classroom is fantastically-easy, user-friendly Learning Dashboard. It allows educators to easily create groups to share announcements or assignments. It obviously integrates with Google Drive and YouTube but any files can be attached and shared to the group either a copy individually or a single copy issued (viewing or editing permissions can be set if […]Read more "The Role of Google Classroom in a true Blended Learning journey"
“Digital Enrichment can generate 100% engagement and participation.” A sweeping statement that was declared at one of my teacher training sessions. Though must be remembered that the digital resource, in the case of the case study Socrative, is a tool to enable it. It is the hook of the lesson that the teacher develops that […]Read more "Blended Learning to Heighten Engagement: A Case Study"